PA Bacon Fest
November 6 & 7, 2021 • Easton, PA
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Located in historic downtown Easton, PA Bacon Fest has grown into one of the region’s most popular events. Celebrate the event's 10th anniversary with over 150 vendors, 15+ musical acts, and two-days of all things bacon at this festival made for food lovers. In fact, Parade.com named it one of the country’s ‘5 Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals’ and Fest300.com put it on the list of the top 300 festivals in the world! Jump to sections below to learn more about the festivities.
The event takes over downtown Easton, centralized in Centre Square and stretching out in spokes (from Northampton and Fourth Streets to the Free Bridge, from Spring Garden and North Third Streets to Ferry and South Third Streets, and from Ferry and South Third to South Second and back to Northampton Street). Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 and Sunday, November 7, 2021.
PA Bacon Fest is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership, and proceeds from the event support free concerts and programming in Easton such as the Easton Public Market, Easton Farmers Market, Easton Out Loud, Live at the Falls, and more. While the event is free to attend, there is a suggested $2 donation that will help support year-round programming in the city.
Food & Drinks
You'll definitely want to prepare your appetites when planning your visit to PA Bacon Fest. With more than 150 vendors showcasing varieties of bacon, you're sure to find something tasty to eat! Food offerings range from savory to sweet and truly everything in between, including options that are gluten free, dairy free, and even vegan. Guests can quench their thirst with craft beers, bloody marys, craft cocktails, and more.
Enjoy festival faves like bacon on a stick, Sweet Girlz’ deep-fried cupcakes, and chocolate-covered bacon. This year, vendors are also debuting some mouthwatering creations. Think bacon cannoli where crispy bacon replaces the cannoli shell, or pork rind nachos where pork rinds come loaded with pulled pork, five-cheese mac sauce, bacon and all the fixings!
Now for the logistics. Because many downtown roads are closed for pedestrian-only access during PA Bacon Fest, it can be tricky to get around! Plan ahead and consider parking at one of these garages that are within walking distance to the festival grounds or at an off-site location (shuttles provided):
Shuttle Location #1: Bradens Airpark (3800 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040)
- Times: 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Shuttle Stop: Northampton & N. 5th Streets
Shuttle Location #2: Northampton County Courthouse (669 Washington St., Easton, PA 18042)
- Times: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Shuttle Stop: 4th & Ferry Streets
Parking Garages: If you'd rather drive, try your luck at Pine Street Parking Garage or the Easton Intermodal Parking Garage, both on S. 3rd St. You'll find a parking lot across from the McDonald's at 3rd & Washington Streets. These City of Easton parking garages are $15 per car.
For the most up-to-date parking information, check out pabaconfest.com and be sure to follow the festival on social media for live announcements (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Once you arrive on the festival grounds, the footprint is walkable.
Please note: Garages are ADA accessible. Shuttle lots have limited handicapped accessible parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis to vehicles displaying a state-issued handicapped plate or placard.